Capcom previously deemed Lost Planet 2 an underperformer, but that game went on to ship 1.5 million units worldwide. That said, based on its first month figures Lost Planet 3 will have done very well if it matches that performance.
It's not all doom and gloom for Capcom. For starters, the 1 million units shipped by console and PC ports of Resident Evil: Revelations were in line with projections. Also, expansion/follow-up Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen came in at 650,000 units, comparing favorably to the million-plus shipped by the original game. Then there's the small matter of Monster Hunter 4, with the 3DS juggernaut shipping 3 million units in its first month - and that's just in Japan.
Looking ahead, Capcom's big name game in the second half of its fiscal year is Dead Rising 3. Given it's a launch game on Xbox One, there's pragmatism to the company's projections of 1.2 million units shipped by the end of March 2014. While Dead Rising 2 shipped 2.2 million units a few years ago, Capcom put that game out on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. As it stands, the sequel is exclusive to the Xbox One.